School board elections

With Denver’s school board elections inching closer – with at least two open seats and four seats total to be decided – a recent election in Los Angeles may serve as a harbinger:

Candidates backed by the teachers union won Tuesday’s contested races for the Los Angeles Board of Education, but they will answer to not only the union but other powerful political forces, including the city’s mayor and backers of charter schools.

It’s not clear to me that the candidates are correctly portrayed by the division of union v non-union – at least one seems to have a wider base of support, including charter advocates.  But with the potential for a majority coalition elected at one sitting this November, Denver should pay attention.

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